Being ordinary

Hugh’s daily cartoon arrived as I was re-reading an old post: The Halo Effect.

Hugh is definitely the fly not the ointment and I easily identify with his cynical perspective on corporate life.

On the other hand I think it’s easy to get too attached to change being something that can only happen as a result of powerful outside influences or inspired leadership. The Halo Effect cites research suggesting genius leaders are not all they’re cracked up to be. Keith Sawyer suggests ideas grow incrementally and we only deceive ourselves that they come in blinding flashes. And I think a lot of ideas get squashed because they’re “not radical enough”. Sometimes allowing ourselves to do the ordinary is the most creative option.

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